New Accelerator Activity Aims to Strengthen Rehabilitation Services in Post-Conflict Countries

The Accelerator will partner with key stakeholders in Ethiopia, Georgia, and Sri Lanka to advance efforts to integrate rehabilitation services into health systems. Ageing populations, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and conflict-induced injuries place a heavy burden on health systems around the globe and have created an ever-increasing gap between demand for rehabilitation services and their […]

USAID: Helping Countries Respond During a Pandemic and Beyond

[In this article on USAID’s Medium Blog, Jennifer Jackson, Senior Communications Officer for the Office of Health Systems in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about how USAID program’s, including the Accelerator, are helping countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also keeping an eye on the future.] Countries worldwide are facing the dual challenge […]

Supporting knowledge translation and contextualization of evidence to support Ghana’s COVID response

The Accelerator is partnering with the government of Ghana to support the Office of the Presidential Coordinator on COVID-19 to develop its critical infrastructure to manage the pandemic across all relevant sectors. We’re supporting tasks such as developing the office’s organogram and staffing structure, identifying experts to advise the government on crucial topics, and facilitating an […]

Accelerator Partners with Civil Society to Address Barriers to HIV Service Access and Utilization in Côte d’Ivoire

Reducing or eliminating barriers to HIV services is needed to increase the implementation of routine screening and to ensure access to services in clinical settings so that people living with HIV can receive the immediate care they need and there is effective retention for long term care. The Accelerator is partnering with the Ivorian Network […]

Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Support Aims to Improve Community Health Outcomes in West Africa

Existing efforts to improve community health outcomes in West Africa recognize the need for (and difficulty of) complex and innovative interventions — ones that apply systems thinking, tackle multiple health systems “building blocks” at once, and likely require new models for financing and delivering quality health services, especially to vulnerable and under-served communities. In West […]

What’s the difference between ‘coaching’ and technical assistance?

Achieving better population health outcomes requires strong, self-sustaining health systems, but driving systems-level change in countries is hard — it’s a continual process that is context-driven and requires navigating complex political, economic and institutional landscapes. Countries and practitioners have often expressed the need for better access to experts who understand country contexts and have relatable […]

Global Challenge Corporation joins Accelerator Consortium to support sustainable financing for HIV in Côte d’Ivoire

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National dialogue on health financing leads to the launch of the National Health Financing Coordination Platform

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Laying the foundation for the Liberian Health Equity Fund

To help Liberia overcome systemic health systems challenges, the Accelerator is partnering with Liberia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of public health financing for the Liberian Health Equity Fund — its vision for a national health insurance model. After years of civil wars and an Ebola outbreak, rebuilding Liberia’s health […]

New $200 Million Global Initiative to Improve Health Systems Strengthening

WASHINGTON, DC — Results for Development (R4D) today announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected the organization to lead a new five-year global initiative: The Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (HSS Accelerator). This global platform will connect locally-driven health system reforms and innovations with global knowledge, enhance local institutions devoted to ongoing system strengthening, […]